A DIY Workshop Built For Kids

A DIY Workshop Built For Kids

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Beth Callaghan
Oct 8, 2014
(Image credit: Brooke Schmidt)

We've seen many, many, many DIY play kitchens in our day, which is why this play workshop stood out. A clever take for kids who may not be interested in pretending to cook up a meal but would love to twist, pull, hang, press, and flip things all day long.

Some readers may be concerned with the plugs attached to the top of the workshop, but that choice is easily left out if you are worried about teaching a child how to use an outlet. Instead, use other interactive elements you could find at a hardware store, like a door stopper (for flicking!), hook and eyes, sash locks, a crank handle, or a hinge attached by one side for flipping open and closed. We like Brooke's choice of bathroom-style knob that can be turned for days on end and the doorbell button ready for pressing. You're limited only by your imagination and what you can find at your local hardware store.

We also like the hooks on the side that hold hand brooms for sweeping, and a hanging basket on the opposite side that can corral toys or play tools.

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What other elements would you add to a play workbench?

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